United Native Friendship Centre

Site: Zaagi-idiwin Aboriginal Head Start Program

Service: Zaagi-idiwin Aboriginal Headstart Program

Description & Services
Public Comments Alternate email for Classroom Teacher and Assistants: ahsclassroom@unfc.org
Description (Service) Provides a licensed school readiness program for Aboriginal children entering school for the first time 
  • Delivers programs through early childhood educators and resource teachers in a structured pre school environment 
  • Provides healthy snacks and lunch
 
Program focus is on: 
  • Aboriginal culture and language 
  • Education and school readiness 
  • Health promotion and nutrition 
  • Parental involvement 
  • Social supports
 
Services offered are: 
  • Dental screening and fluoride treatments 
  • Developmental assessments 
  • Parent workshops  
  • Speech and language (also teaches basic Ojibwe)
 
Transportation 
  • Provides bus transportation for children to and from the program
Hours Sep-Jun: Mon-Thu 8:20 am-3:20 pm
Areas Served Rainy River District
Eligibility Ages: 2.5 year(s) - 5 year(s) 
 
Priority given to Aboriginal children; non-Aboriginal children accepted if space is available
 
Transportation
 
Priority given to families who do not have a vehicle
Application
  • Requires completed registration application and 
  • Child's birth certificate and updated immunization record
 
After child is accepted, parent is required to: 
  • Sign consent for parental involvement in program
Languages English ; Ojibway
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-274-7244
Fax 807-274-8500
E-Mail asiemens@unfc.org
Website www.unfc.org/aboriginal-head-start
Primary Contact Angela Siemens, Early Learning Program Lead
Alternate Contact Charity McMahon, Aboriginal Head Start Teacher; Email: cmcmahon@unfc.org
Primary Executive Sheila McMahon, Executive Director; Phone: 807-274-8541 ext 227; Email: smcmahon@unfc.org
Alternate Executive Melanie McPherson, Executive Assistant; Phone: 807-274-8541 ext 230; Email: mmcpherson@unfc.org
Located In Community Fort Frances
Address 308 Butler Ave
Fort Frances, ON P9A 2N9
 
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Intersection Butler Ave and Nelson St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Federal